If you’re not doing well on the AIP Diet, the solution is not to give up on doing AIP. The Auto-Immune Protocol WILL work for most people.
The good folks at Dr. K News have a great article on the subject.
Learn all about the reasons why AIP might not SEEM to work for you … but those signs may mean it’s working incredibly well! These reasons include things like low blood sugar, yeast die-off, fiber, opioid withdrawal (yes, that sounds crazy, but ceasing consumption of gluten can cause that!), changes in fiber consumption, and more.
Don’t give up! If your symptoms are intolerable, get a medical check-up to rule out anything serious, and shift into a slightly lower gear for a week or two. Then ramp back up to strict AIP.
I will tell you from experience, one of the #1 reasons people fail on the AIP diet is not having real food READY for “those moments” … either you’re on the road and there’s nothing available in a small town (that was me, today) or you’re just feeling snacky and there’s nothing to eat.
Here are a few GREAT AIP and AIP-friendly snacks for you to try!